Flights from London to Bilbao

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London to Bilbao

  • London to Bilbao is 587 miles
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Bilbao last month was British Airways
  • The average flight time from London to Bilbao is 1h 50min
  • 4 airlines fly direct from London to Bilbao
  • There are 31 flights a week from London to Bilbao
  • £51 was the cheapest return price from London to Bilbao last month

This information is correct as of December 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Bilbao

Easyjet, Vueling and British Airways operate direct flights from London to Bilbao, Spain. Easyjet flights depart from Stansted, Vueling flights depart from London Gatwick Airport and British Airways flights depart from London Heathrow Airport.

Terminal Information

You should be at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight to Bilbao is scheduled to depart. If you are travelling with Vueling or British Airways you can check in online with printable or mobile boarding passes or at the check-in desks at the airport. If you are travelling with EasyJet you will need to check in in advance, either online or using the Easyjet app, there are no check-in desks at the airport. Bag drop desks are available to check in hold luggage.

London Heathrow Airport

British Airways flights from Heathrow to Bilbao depart from Terminal 3, you will find the check in hall on the ground floor of the terminal building. The Terminal 3 departures lounge has a great range of shops with designer fashion brands such as Jack Wills, Chanel, Ralph Lauren and Mulberry available as well as high street favourites Ted Baker and Zara. Food available ranges from coffee and snacks at Pret and Caffe Nero to international cuisine and seafood from Oriel, Rhubarb, Caviar House and Yo! Sushi.

There is 4 hours of free Wi-Fi and mobile/laptop charging points for passengers at Heathrow.

London Gatwick Airport

Vueling flights from Gatwick depart from the North Terminal, if you are travelling by train you will arrive at the South Terminal at Gatwick where you can take the 2-minute shuttle train to the North Terminal. When you reach the departures lounge there are many pre-flight facilities to enjoy including designer and high street shops, cafes and restaurants such as Starbucks and Jamie’s Italian, up to 90 minutes of free Wi-Fi and phone charging points.

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport which is 35 miles to the north of London has one terminal.  The departures lounge at Stansted Airport has a wide range of places to eat featuring Halo, Harris + Hoole, Pip and Pret a Manger. Shops cover all of the airport essentials such as Boots, WH Smith, Dixons Travel as well as a duty free store and fashion brands including Fat Face, Next and JD Sports. 60 minutes of free Wi-Fi is available.

Bilbao Airport

Bilbao Airport is located 9km to the north of the city of Bilbao, Spain and has one terminal. In the Arrivals Hall (Floor 1) at Bilbao Airport you will find a Caféteria Derio, tourist information points and onward travel.

Your onward travel options from Bilbao Airport are car hire, taxi and buses which depart from outside of the Arrivals Hall. The Bizkaibus Line A3247 bus to Bilbao departs from the airport every 30 minutes from 6.15am to 11.15pm. A single fare is €1.45. Hourly bus services are also available from Bilbao Airport to San Sebastian and Zarautz (on request), a single fare to San Sebastian is €16.85.

Car hire desks at Bilbao Airport are located in the car park which can be accessed from the basement of the terminal (Floor 0), you have Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, Europcar and Sixt available to choose from. You should book in advance where possible for the best deal.

What to expect in Bilbao

Bilbao is the main city in the Basque Country in northern Spain, historically an industrial city it is now a bustling cosmopolitan arts destination full of character and exciting architecture. 

Your money will stretch a lot further in Bilbao, partly thanks to the strong pound. Consumer prices are 30% lower in Bilbao, eating out will cost around 30% less and drinks can be around 50% less.

Bilbao, Spain is one hour ahead of London, UK.

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